On Sunday, November 11th, The Society of Great River Poets lauded local author, Nancy Leigh Harless as they celebrated the launch of her first book, Womankind: Connection & Wisdom Around the World" at the Art for Living center in Burlington Iowa. In his introduction, Ron Kahl, president of the Iowa Poetry Association, remarked, "Nancy told me several years ago that she couldn't write poetry, but there is poetry throughout her allwriting."
A group of about 40 people gathered to listen to Harless read 'Over Coffee with Sister Filje," the story of two nurses from oppisite sides of the world sharing sharing nursing stories over coffee. In describing the Sister filje's work in post -war Kosovo, Harless writes "Her work is more than a job. Her work is her mission."
And that might now be said of Harless too with regard to promoting her book - WOMANKIND: Connection & Wisdom Around the World.